Emerson's Restaurant

35 reviews

Average price $65

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  • Average price $65 Special request
Little hill farm roasted chicken supreme, sweet potato, baby leeks and Australian red plums
Cowra lamb loin, onion, spiced roasted cauliower, swiss brown mushrooms and saltbush
Pan fried snapper, clam veloute, asparagus, parsley oil, puffed black quinoa, estate grown salted corella pears

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
based on 35 reviews
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Quality of food :8.1/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :7.3/10
  1. Anna P.
    Anna P.
    • one review

    Third time here and the food and service has always been of a high quality. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great feed in the Hunter!

  2. Greg M.
    Greg M.
    • one review

    Excellent food; generous portions; good local wines. Reasonable value too. And pleasant chatty staff. Good choice for dinner

  3. Andrew J.
    Andrew J.
    • one review

    The food is really great. It’s a little pricey. Disappointed that half the menu was missing and this was for a 12.30pm sitting. This also included the wine menu. The cocktails were average with simple things like ice missing. The setting was ok, with a backdrop of vineyards and open space for kids to run around.

  4. Darren S.
    Darren S.
    • 7 reviews

    Really small portions, way over-priced. Especially the smashed SVP and toast- tiny serving for $23 is poor value for money. The service was however friendly

  5. Kevin W.
    Kevin W.
    • one review

    The food was excellent, , the risotto one of the best I've enjoyed. The spring rolls were unique and amazing as was the Pineapple tart Unfortunately the skillset of the wait staff let the chef down, very pleasant however very inexperienced

  6. Rik K.
    Rik K.
    • one review

    The ambiance was poor, it was like sitting in a concrete bunker. The service was slow, had a 7pm booking, were told where our seat was but not shown to the table. No drinks list on the table, so when the waitress came over 15mins later to ask if we wanted drinks we had no list to order from. She got us a list and said she wld Give us a minute and come back, it took her 20mins to come back and only after we got her attention. We ordered a bottle of wine which they brought out, looted us each a glass the took the bottle back behind the bar!! We had to ask later for our wine and I’m sure it wasn’t the same bottle that we had started with, so I don’t think we got a full bottle in our glasses!! Our mains didn’t some out until just after 9pm!! The entree was very nice, but the lamb shanks I had for mains was so salty. Dessert was horrible as well. Other couples were also complaining, one couple had to leave before they got their dessert because it was so slow coming out. Definitely would not go back or recommend this resteraunt!!

  7. Tanya K.
    Tanya K.
    • one review

    My friends and I really enjoyed our experience at Emerson’s The food was excellent, service friendly and prompt and the view from the large glass windows awesome

  8. Geoff N.
    Geoff N.
    • one review

    This was the first time we had Lunch at this Venue and the Food was absolutely fantastic. The Service was excellent and the setting was also great. Great value for Money and definitely worth visiting if you are seeking an outstanding Meal. Well done and see you again.

  9. Christine C.
    Christine C.
    • one review

    Absolutely amazing very tasty classy food !

  10. Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth W.
    • 23 reviews

    Good and friendly service. Sharing plates was great as we got to taste different dishes.

  11. Zachary K.
    Zachary K.
    • 7 reviews

    Tasty food and great stuff.

  12. Angela W.
    Angela W.
    • 42 reviews

    Delicious breakfast out on the deck overlooking the winery... couldn’t get better than that and not a scrap of food left on our plates! Will continue to visit this gem

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews

    Food very generous serves Presentation very good Service attentive, friendly and knew the menu Delicious We had a very enjoyable lunch here thank you ??

  14. Gilbert L.
    Gilbert L.
    • 4 reviews

    Food and service are nice and pleasant. Portion size of main dishes is reasonable at the price (mostly $36 per dish). Settings can be improved - no table cloth, etc. during our lunch visit and seatings are comfortable for family or casual gathering. Does not take AMEX for payment.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews

    Food was generally good but dishes were hit and miss. Pork and fish was delicious. The pasta was overpriced for average, non-handmade pasta.

  16. Jim v.
    Jim v.
    • 26 reviews

    Excellent service and cuisine

  17. Vivienne C.
    Vivienne C.
    • 15 reviews

    Great view, good food.. will go back again!

  18. Patty L.
    Patty L.
    • 28 reviews

    We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Emerson’s, would recommend the avocado on toast with yummy local feta and the milkshakes were good too.

  19. Michael R.
    Michael R.
    • one review

    Food was good, coffee was a let down

  20. Elie Z.
    Elie Z.
    • 37 reviews

    Good breakfast and a great setting to take on the surrounding views

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How to get to the restaurant

492 Lovedale Road, 2325, Lovedale, Australia

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About the restaurant

Wining and dining

Few restaurants are as perfectly situated as the gorgeous Emerson’s Café and Restaurant. Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, surrounded by acres of vineyards, this charming establishment is one of the best places to go in the area for a beautiful meal in a beautiful setting. Go for lunch and ask for a table out on the verandah so you can embrace the full experience of an alfresco meal. Order up some lovely wine (you’re in the Hunter Valley, after all) then tuck into some of chef Emerson Rodriguez’s divine creations. Nibble on some spiced pumpkin fritters that come with a mint yoghurt dipping sauce, twirl your way through a bowl of fresh seafood spaghettini with garlic and chilli or dig right into some slow cooked lamb shoulder with orecchiette and spinach. If you have the time (and the appetite) you should definitely consider trying the chef’s degustation menu. While lunch sittings make the most of the beautiful outdoor setting, breakfast and dinner at Emerson’s are just as good.

Best dish: venison carpaccio



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